A 2000-plus signature petition to stop the rollout of 5G in Mangawhai has prompted the Kaipara District Council to investigate whether it has powers to act on such matters.

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Architectural designer Lis Martinac started the petition that attracted 2066 signatories who said 5G should not be allowed since no evaluation of health effects on humans, wildlife and the environment has been undertaken.

In the petition, Martinac cited a number of supporting scientific studies that pointed